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Using the Harvard Business Review: Known Issues

This guide helps you find the Harvard Business Review and deal with known issues.

Getting an Electronic Copy of the 500 Read only Articles

You can read these 500 articles online, but if you want a permanent copy you must come into the library. Current print copies (last 2 years) are on the shelves on the first floor. Bound editions back to 1990 can be found at HF5001 .H3. The earlier editions are offsite, but you can request a copy of the article using the "Request a PDF" link at the top of the catalog record.

Finding Broken Links from EBSCO Business Source Complete

Sometimes you may receive a link to a Harvard Business Review article, but when you click on the link the record in the database does not have the full text of the article.  You should see the following error: 

Persistent Link Error Message in EBSCOHost for Harvard Business Review

In this case, the AN number (article identifier number) for the article should appear in the search box.  Simply click on Search and the database record for the article should appear with the full text of the article.

EbscoHost Search Box with AN number of Harvard Business Review Article



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HBR 500 Read-Only Articles

All databases containing Harvard Business Review became “read only” for 500 (HBR 500) of the most popular Harvard Business Review articles on August 1, 2013. Shown below is the original list of 500 articles impacted by this change. Please note that the list of articles may change over time.

HBR 500 List